Cyclone Slew, a “vanned off” in the 1st at Golden Gate Friday, has been confirmed dead (CHRB). Cyclone was four, and this was her 13th time under the whip. Her “connections” – primarily Roger and Shirley Hansen – also had her “For Sale” at the bargain-bin price of $4,000 the day she died. Love ’em like family.

This is horseracing.

Chart notes from U.S. Thoroughbred and Quarterhorse races last week.

Queen of the Cats “stopped badly, DNF” at Laurel
Hurry On Out “bled” at Horseshoe
He’s a Warrior “bled, vanned off” at Horseshoe
It’sgoodtobeseen “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Mahoning
No Time to Yawn “vanned off” at Mountaineer
Stone Sculptor “vanned off” at Penn
Palace Supernova “vanned off” at Penn
She Loves Karaoke “bled” at Del Mar
Twentytwenty Hoax “vanned off” at Churchill
G’s Deadline “vanned off” at Delta
Upandover the Moon “vanned off” at Evangeline
Cyclone Slew “vanned off” at Golden Gate
Midnight Symphony “vanned off” at Golden Gate
Olympic Fencer “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Midnight Parade “vanned off” at Penn
United Patriot “vanned off” at Remington
Cajun Spice “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Lippy “vanned off” at Turf
Must Be the Money “vanned off” at Churchill
Take Charge Briana “vanned off” at Churchill
Luck of the Stars “fell, vanned off” at Delta
Paradise Drive “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Nippon “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Moto Moto “vanned off” at Tampa Bay
Good Reason to Run “vanned off” at Turf
Capleton “vanned off” at Aqueduct
Majestic Sign “vanned off” at Fair Grounds
Va Prolific “fell, vanned off” at Zia

While not all the “vanned off” end up dead, most do, as borne out by our subsequent reporting. “Bled,” “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils”: pulmonary hemorrhage.

The official line for 3-year-old Luck of the Stars in the 9th at Delta last night was “fell, vanned off.” Here is what that looked like…

While I don’t have a confirmation (on death) yet, re-watch the clip and tell me how that even matters. That poor, poor horse.